Events

AAPI education series #3: The Warring States of China

Intercultural Workshop Series Preview _3_ The Warring States

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 9:40 AM

We celebrate the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by offering a complementary preview of our cultural awareness workshops every last Tuesday morning at 9AM ET. Our topic this month is a reflection on the Warring States Period of China which was an era in ancient Chinese history characterized by warfare, as well as bureaucratic and military reforms and consolidation. It followed the Spring and Autumn period and concluded with the Qin wars of conquest that saw the annexation of all other contender states, which ultimately led to the Qin state’s victory in 221 BC as the first unified Chinese empire, known as the Qin dynasty.

It was also an era of great cultural and intellectual expansion in China that fostered the flourishing of the “Hundred Schools of Thought”, when a broad range of thoughts and ideas were developed and debated freely.

Join us in an exploratory discussion of this important period in China’s history and take a look at some of the greatest philosophers whose thoughts influenced generations and generations of people in East Asian countries and all over the world.

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Challenges & Opportunities for E-Commerce, Supply Chain and Logistics

There’s always an opportunity in every crisis. The trade war, followed by the pandemic, has put many in disarray when it comes to sustaining the supply chain ecosystem. Yet the e-commerce has continued to grow rapidly and has stretched thin the logistic infrastructure and services businesses and consumers have always been relying on.

Join DHL Express and many other businessed from the Midwest region for a conversation about what these challenges and opportunities are. Our goal is to help you increase your top line and bottom line. When it comes to trade and investments, the Chamber is your trusted partner.

Date/Time: June 18, 2021, 9-11am ET

Venue: Both in-person and online meeting will be accomodated when vaccination or mask mandates allow. Online participation credentials will be sent to you by email upon successful registration.

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Meet & Greet – M3C First In-Person Networking Event

Join us for our first in-person networking event since the pandemic.

It’s Beer & Guanxi time and come out to meet and greet other members. We have a special guest, our former executive director Evan Brooks, who will share his views on the socioeconomic development in the region and around the world.

Date/Time: June 18, Friday, 2021, 5-8pm ET

Venue: Uncle Yip’s Restaurant

Light appetizers are provided. Prepay your drinks when registering or cash bar on site.

Also present will be our board chair, Mr. Lee Wong, who made his fame world-wide by exposing the scar sustained from his army service. Lee Wong will be sharing thoughts on his recent trips to the DC and New York City Chinatown. Be sure to join us and bring your colleagues and friends too.

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Intercultural Workshop Series #4: The Silk Road

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 9:40 AM EDT

The Silk Road was initiated and globalized by Chinese exploration and conquests in Central Asia. The Silk Road was and is a network of trade routes connecting the East and West, and was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these regions from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century. The Silk Road primarily refers to the land but also sea routes connecting East Asia and Southeast Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and Southern Europe. The Silk Road trade played a significant role in the development of the civilizations of China, Korea, Japan, the Indian subcontinent, Iran, Europe, the Horn of Africa and Arabia, opening long-distance political and economic relations between these civilizations. Though silk was the major trade item exported from China, many other goods and ideas were exchanged, including religions (especially Buddhism), syncretic philosophies, sciences, and technologies like paper and gunpowder. So in addition to economic trade, the Silk Road was a route for cultural trade among the civilizations along its network.

Join us on June 29, 9 AM EDT for a discussion of how the Silk Road was formed and the impact on the world’s economy and politics.

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Midwest USA Chinese Chamber of Commerce is committed to be your main resource for all China related matters! We create and stimulate opportunities, provide benefits and foster cooperation among all regional Midwest American and Chinese organizations. We arrange events and activities to promote trade and investments that lead to job creation.

Our feature events include:

  • Asian Financial Forum by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, January 2021
  • Canton Fair by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC, April and October 2021
  • Trade Winds by the Int’l Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce, April 2021
  • China International Consumer Products Expo by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC, May 2021
  • China International Import Expo by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC, November 2021
  • China High Tech Fair by a panel of ministries and commissions of PRC, November 2021

Our participation in these events is designed to promote members and affilliated businesses from the Midwest USA to increase our exposure and gain market share in the highly competitive market.

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